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  • Charleston shooting, Confederate flag stir memories of apartheid-era South Africa

    Three weeks ago, I was scrolling through the day's Facebook newsfeed of kitty pictures and partisan broadsides when I saw an advertisement for T-shirts with the old South African flag on them. The maker was a group called "Naughty South Africans." Why...
  • Today in History

    Today is Thursday, June 25, the 176th day of 2015. There are 189 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On June 25, 1950, war broke out in Korea as forces from the communist North invaded the South. On this date: In 1788, Virginia...
  • Prisoners of a long-lost cause

    Could this, at last, be the end of the Civil War? Or, as some fans of Southern heritage call it, the War Between the States? Or the War of Northern Aggression? That question came to mind as I watched South Carolina's Republican Gov. Nikki Haley do what...
  • For South Carolina, a step forward

    For South Carolina, a step forward
    Could this, at last, be the end of the Civil War? Or, as some fans of Southern heritage call it, the War Between the States? Or, the War of Northern Aggression? That question came to mind as I watched South Carolina's Republican Gov. Nikki Haley...
  • South Africa's de Klerk opposes sanctions on Israel

    The former South African president who helped end apartheid says sanctions against Israel would be "counterproductive." F.W. de Klerk told Israel Radio Sunday that comparisons between apartheid South Africa and Israel's treatment of the Palestinians...
  • 'Welfare tourism' in focus ahead of Denmark election

    Election billboards across Copenhagen warn immigrants against thinking they can exploit Danish welfare benefits. "If you come to Denmark, you have to work," the posters say. The message is not intended for immigrants, but for Danes who are concerned...
  • Kirk's re-election bid complicated by controversial statements

    Kirk's re-election bid complicated by controversial statements
    Sen. Mark Kirk's reference Thursday to an unmarried Senate colleague and presidential candidate as a "bro with no ho" is the latest in a string of controversial remarks that figure to make an already challenging 2016 re-election bid even more difficult....
  • South Africa is shaken by FIFA corruption probe

    South Africa is shaken by FIFA corruption probe
    In the spring of 2004, a frail, unwell Nelson Mandela ignored his doctor's advice and flew halfway around the globe to meet with a prominent soccer official. The purpose of the trip to Trinidad and Tobago was simple: Mandela hoped to win Jack Warner's...
  • U.S. referee exposes ugly side of world's 'beautiful game'

    We're used to seeing soccer players fling themselves to the ground, writhe in feigned agony and complain bitterly about the injustice of it all. Now the international overlords of the game are beginning to do the same. Metaphorically, I mean. Targeted...
  • City Hall's hunger for money has no statute of limitations

    City Hall's hunger for money has no statute of limitations
    How desperate is Mayor Rahm Emanuel for cash to feed a ravenous City Hall? Let's have reader Charles V. Cerny, a retired suburban schools groundskeeper, answer this one. Cerny wrote to me about a bizarre notice he received from the city of Chicago's...
  • McAninch's new season features old and new favorites

     McAninch's new season features old and new favorites
    The upcoming season at the McAninch Center for the Arts in Glen Ellyn will feature African dance, the music of the Bee Gees, a finalist from "America's Got Talent" and comedy from Second City. The new season at The Mac, on the campus of the College of...